Philips Lighting brings the solution of horticulture LEDs to PMA’s Fresh Summit

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Attendees and exhibitors of Produce Marketing Associations’ (PMA) annual convention and trade show, Fresh Summit, may be surprised to see the glow of pink lights emanating from the new exhibitor area of the expansive trade show floor. The horticulture LED team of Philips Lighting will make a first-time appearance as an exhibitor in booth #4609 at PMA’s Fresh Summit, the premier event for the global fresh produce and floral supply chain.

Largest vertical farm research facility of its kind at High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Largest vertical farm research facility of its kind at High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Philips LED lighting offers new business opportunities for growers as well as retailers. One entity has seized upon the opportunity—Staay Food Group, a leading fresh fruit and vegetables company based in the Netherlands, is building the first of its kind vertical farm in Europe. The facility will use Philips GreenPower LED horticultural lighting and will serve one of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains. In addition, the farm will be used for testing, and optimizing processes for future, large vertical farms.

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“Regardless of a grower’s location, Philips LED lighting offers growers, the opportunity to carve out a niche of year-round local production of fruits, vegetables, lettuces, leafy greens and herbs,” said Ron DeKok, Business Development Director for Philips Lighting horticulture LED team. “We’re excited to have this opportunity to engage with PMA members and demonstrate how Philips LED lighting can bring innovation to the way they do business.”

On display at the Philips Lighting booth #4609:

GreenPower interlighting – supplemental lighting for high-wire fruits and vegetables (tomatoes and cucumbers)

GreenPower toplighting, supplemental lighting for high-wire fruits and vegetables, lettuces, herbs, leafy greens, soft fruits, and of course, ornamental flowers

Greenpower Production Module – sole source lighting for lettuces, herbs, leafy greens, and for use in propagation

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Fresh Summit is one of numerous events hosted by the Produce Marketing Association, a trade organization representing companies from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption.

Fresh Summit convention and expo will be held, October 19-22 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Learn more about Fresh Summit convention and trade show and PMA.

 

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